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Lissa
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  • Saratoga, CA
  • United States
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Lissa replied to Butleri62's discussion Sleep in the group Born in the 50s
"hey ian this continues to be a problem for me so here are some helps: turn off blue light on your phone & other electronic devices no tv computer or other electronic devices for two to three hours before bedtime warm shower before bed cut…"
Oct 31
Lissa commented on The Hungover Widow's blog post Memories, Drama and a Master’s Degree
"thanks for making me smile & chuckle I also read part of your blog I like your writing and look forward to your book. I am intrigued by how many novels I read that are written by former attorneys. I pushed my daughter to go to law school &…"
Sep 17
booktime (Susan) replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"I have had a very good experience with the local SS office. I decided not to work two more years and be vested in the local retirement program. Under the windfall act, my SS benefit would have been cut proportionately. I decided instead to file for…"
Sep 10
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"SSI is Social Security Insurance ... SSDI is Social Security Diability Insurance (full name) ... https://www.ssa.gov./benefits/benefits ... You are entitled to receive Social Security disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income…"
Jun 27
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"Unfortunately, forgetfulness is to be expected when burdened with widowbrain; it makes those grieving work harder to overcome it. Confusion can also a big problem ... Glad you looked for the cause of the error rather than beating yourself up…"
Jun 27
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
""SSDI contributions are paid for by every worker into a consolidated fund; similar to welfare ..." This means contributions are "allocated" into a separate government program - it is a "similar procedure" used to fund…"
Jun 27
Lissa replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"Thanks to all who replied. I actually did my best to prepare for my appointment. I even downloaded their detailed calculator and entered all of my husbands taxable social security earnings to see what my benefit would be. Honestly, I think that…"
Jun 26
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"Please check the Social Security website ..."
Jun 26
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"Social Security is the same nationwide ...SSDI (disability) has been mentioned, it is a completely different government program from SSI (retirement) ...SSI contributions are made by a worker into their personal trust fund ...SSDI contributions are…"
Jun 26
Athena53 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"My husband died in late 2016 and I found the people in the local SS office very helpful- they even looked up what I could have collected on my Ex's record (he was also deceased).  I retired at 61 and was 63 when Ron died, but hadn't…"
Jun 25
chef (John) replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"Lissa, I'm sorry this has come as a shock to you. I am going to receive a state pension from the state of Ohio when I retire in a few years, so my Social Security benefits will be reduced by 45%. (I turned 62 in late winter and went in to see…"
Jun 25
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"BTW, I forgot to mention a widow receives 100% benefits upon their retirement age, not their spouse at time of death ..."
Jun 24
Lookin' Up replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"Hi Lissa,  My situation is a little bit different but may help with dealing with Social Security.  My husband passed on Feb. 18, 2018 at age 71, so he was already receiving social security benefits.  He was discharged from the…"
Jun 23
SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"My appointment went fine. I was notified by mail a couple weeks later stating the amount I would receive, it was $500 more per month than the amount quoted at the appointment. Sounds like the requested information is to ensure you will receive the…"
Jun 23
Lissa added a discussion to the group Born in the 50s
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social security widow/widower benefits

hey  all,So this past week I went into the social security office to file a claim for full retirement widow benefits. I was not comfortable with how the appointment went so I thought I would post to see how others fared when claiming their benefits.My husband died at age 64 and never collected any benefit from social security. He also worked consistently and had the maximum amount taken from his earnings in social security taxes. In other words he definitely had the 35+ years of earnings at…See More
Jun 23
Lissa replied to Tess's discussion Need input/advice from someone with realtor experience in the group Born in the 50s
"Hi Tess, I just want to say I had to sell our home a year after my husband’s death. I didn’t really know what I was doing so I called a top real estate attorney in the state and he listened to my problems and gave me a referral to a real…"
May 23

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At 9:02pm on February 20, 2012, hendrixx2 said…

sorry for your loss also, thank you re: pictures, i kinda like her...

fred

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At 7:00am on February 5, 2012, Joyce said…

Welcome Lissa:  I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site.  I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at WV that I have.  In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat.  Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable.  It is nice to be among people who "Get It". 

At 8:25am on February 4, 2012, rodsgurl09 said…

Lissa, I'm so sorry for the loss that bring you here, but glad you've found WV. I hope you'll find the same comfort and support here that I have.

At 4:41pm on February 2, 2012, Lisa (lost) Lamb said…

I'm so sorry for your loss Lissa, but so glad you've found us. This journey can be a long bumpy one, but always remember none of us need walk it alone. We are here when you need us.

 
 
 

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